Wednesday, March 17, 2010
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College men's basketball player Ryne Murray (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was selected as an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South All-Star on Wednesday. Murray, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, earned a spot on the second team.
Murray averaged 21.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, which would have ranked second in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) in each category had he played in 75 percent of Westminster's games. Murray played in 18 games while using his final semester of eligibility for the spring term.
Murray's scoring average, which also would have ranked 16th in NCAA Division III this year, is tied for fourth all-time at Westminster with former All-American Ron Galbreath who had a 21.7 scoring average in 1960-61. Murray's career scoring average of 18.7 ranks third all-time at Westminster, while his 1,530 career points and 783 career rebounds rank eighth and fourth, respectively.
The Titans' leading scorer in 16 of the 18 games that he played, Murray posted double figures in 17 games, including 11 games with 20 or more points and four games with 30 or more points. His career high was 36 points at California Tech on Jan. 3. Murray also posted seven double-doubles in points and rebounds with a season-high 15 rebounds at Thiel on Feb. 13.
In addition to his ECAC selection, Murray received a first-team all-PAC nod for the second straight year. Westminster posted a 7-19 record this season including a sixth-place 3-9 mark in the PAC.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.